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2017 Eldorado Road Comrade Nero d'Avola

Glenrowan, VIC

Paul Dahlenburg is a big advocate for Nero d'Avola and here he is determined to showcase the variety in its purest form.

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About The Wine

To be a pioneer takes courage and conviction. It takes belief and passion. And it takes some good "Comrades" to help along the journey.

It took all of these things to create this wonderful Nero d'Avola at Eldorado Road. Paul and Laurie spotted the potential for the variety on their block of land in the foothills of Beechworth and took the punt to plant and champion this variety in the region. The gamble is paying off.

This is Nero with power. The presence and weight, the firmness of the tannin and the richness of the fruit in this wine are remarkable given the age of this vineyard.

Their dedication to this variety is nothing short of astounding and the blood, sweat and tears that have gone into can be felt in every sip. Hold onto your hats, this Sicilian has some swagger!

About Eldorado Road

Eldorado Road is one of Northern Victoria's hidden wine gems.

Paul Dahlenburg (Bear) and Lauretta Schulz (Laurie) are the two passionate vignerons behind this label.

After taking control of an impossibly old Glenrowan vineyard planted to Shiraz that they have brought back to life, the two have planted small parcels of Durif and Nero d'Avola on their property, believing that their unique terroir between Beechworth and Wangaratta is perfectly suited to produce powerful yet elegant expressions of these varieties.

The critical acclaim for these wines is flooding in. It's only early days for Bear and Laurie in their own operation, but Eldorado Road is definitely a producer to watch.

Behind the scenes at Eldorado Road
Behind the scenes at Eldorado Road
Eldorado, VIC
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From The Producer

A native grape from Sicily makes it ideally suited to the growing conditions and red granite soils of ‘Eldorado’in North East Victoria. To pioneer a new variety requires dedication, resilience and importantly a guiding hand from friends or ‘Comrades’ both from Australia and abroad.

The sharing of knowledge and the pursuit of a wine that showcases the variety in its purest form has guided ourwinemaking principles. Fermented wild with cold soak, minimal intervention and matured in seasoned French oak.

This wine will further reward with careful cellaring.

Blend : Nero d'Avola (100%)
ABV : 13%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2024
Bottle Size : 750ml

Eldorado Road vineyard
Eldorado Road vineyard
Eldorado, VIC
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The Wine Front

"Personally I think this wine is terrific. It’s red-fruited, elegant, seamless for the most part but complex around the seams. You have to go looking for its more intricate areas, but they are there; it doesn’t smack you about the ears. It’s a sophisticated red wine, but a highly drinkable one. It’s a wine worth holding up and celebrating." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

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Beautiful wine that benefits from its restrained alcohol. This makers Nero ages gracefully in the medium term.

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